POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Subscription Box Review – July 2016
POPSUGAR Must Have Mini is a new subscription box from POPSUGAR Must Have! The box includes 2 full-size items, (beauty, fashion or home), and these items will be different than those featured in the regular POPSUGAR Must Have box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Box
The Cost: $18.95
The Products: Introducing a smaller version of our box of curated, full-sized products including the best in fashion, beauty, and home for only $18.95. In the Must Have MINI Box you will receive 2 full-size items worth over $30. Please note that the products in the Must Have MINI Box will be different from the products offered in the Must Have Box.
Check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have Mini reviews!
(And Check out our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews of the regular sized box.)
Like the regular POPSUGAR Must Have Box, this box includes an info card detailing the items included.
Let It Block 30 SPF Sunscreen – Value $14.99
Ever since I tried Prtty Peaushun, I’m a little obsessed with this pouch-style packaging. As you use it, it takes up less space in your bag/purse, plus it is more environmentally friendly than your standard plastic bottle/tube packaging. And no worries about squeezing out every last drop!
This sunscreen is paraben free, water resistant up to 80 minutes, broad-spectrum (protection from UVA + UVB rays) and 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
The formula itself is very thick – but it was easy to rub in and left no white residue. And this may be the best part for some people – I couldn’t detect any scent! (Not even that classic sunscreen fragrance.)
SunnyLife Pineapple Ice Tray – Value $17
These silicone trays are great for non-ice uses like chocolate, too. (And one thing I always look for – they are dishwasher safe!)
I wanted to try out something besides your standard ice cube, so I decided to make jello shots!
These tiny jello pineapples turned out even better than I was hoping for – so cute!
For these, mix 1 cup of boiling water with the jello mix, let the mix fully absorb, then add up to 1 cup of alcohol. (Refrigerate for a few hours – the time may vary depending on how much alcohol you use.) I used regular vodka, but I’m sure they would be even better with a flavored vodka.
(And of course, these work as just regular cute jello molds, too!)
I also wanted to try something a little more refreshing, so I froze pineapple puree with blueberries to add to sparkling water.
For this one, I blended equal parts pineapple chunks and water to make the puree, then poured it into the tray and added blueberries before putting it in the freezer.
I drink sparking water everyday, so I think this is my favorite use of the ice tray – I can make flavored (but not overly sweet) water whenever I want!
Verdict: This box has a value of $32. While I don’t find the Mini Box as exciting as the full-size regular box, so far I’ve been using almost everything they send. (The Juice Beauty lipstick from the June Must Have Mini Box is already one of my favorite subscription box discoveries this year.)
And I like that this box is a mix of practical and fun. We always need more sunscreen, and I’m thrilled to get a full-size sunscreen in any box. (Sunscreen samples are usually only good for one application, so this is the type of item I pay full-price for.)
Plus I had fun with the ice cube trays once I started thinking of ways to use them besides just filling them with water!
What do you think of the July POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Box?